Jan. 20, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The UAB women's basketball team earned a 67-56 win at Tulane Sunday afternoon to improve the Blazers' overall record to 8-10, including a 4-1 mark in Conference USA. Tulane falls to 11-7 overall and 1-4 in league play.
The Blazers played to a 28-24 lead at halftime, despite shooting just 32.1 percent during the first half. Junior guard Britney Jones scored all 11 of her points in the first half, while freshman guard Amanda Peterson had eight at the break.
Tulane came out in the second half and pulled within one of UAB, 33-32, at the 16:31 mark. The Blazers extended their lead to 10, 53-43, with 7:35 remaining in the game. UAB went on to take as much as a 12-point lead at the 3:51 mark before eventually winning by 11, 67-56.
"I'm really proud of the character and poise that we showed," said UAB head coach Audra Smith. "Tulane came out and gave us everything they had.
"We came out to play and got an important road victory. This will give us good momentum going into Memphis next weekend."
UAB shot 39.3 percent overall, including 32.1 percent from three-point range and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe.
Peterson paced UAB with a career-high 18 points, followed by senior guard/forward Diamond Rogers with 16 points. Sophomore center Amanda Scott scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 11 boards for the Blazers.
Tulane hit 36.8 percent of its shots, including just 1-of-15 from beyond the arc. The Green Wave also went 5-of-8 from the free throw line for 62.5 percent.
Brittany Lindsey was the lone player to score in double figures for Tulane, tallying 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Nikki Luckhurst and Alendra Brown both scored eight for the Green Wave, while Brown nabbed a team-best 10 rebounds.
The Blazers will continue their stretch of road games with a C-USA matchup at Memphis on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the FedEx Forum.